Verboticism: Emophilia

'Oh no! I won't be able to message for another week!'

DEFINITION: n., A pesky but persistently painful, and seemingly incurable paper cut, which simply refuses to heal. n. To cut or injure a "high use" body part, like a fingertip, knuckle or tongue.

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Painagain

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: payn-agayn, preferably pronounced in the snooty British way, a la Eliza Doolittle.

Sentence: After injuring herself with the needle while finishing her latest creation, and despite the painagain reasserting its presence, she was determined to finish the hem of the skirt before Tim Gunn called the contestants to the runway.

Etymology: pain (as in "ouch") + again (as in over and over and over)

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Itchtension

Created by: PeeJaY

Pronunciation: It-Ch-Ten-See-On

Sentence: Edgar could not sort through his thesis because of his numerous itchtensions.

Etymology: Coming from itch and extension. Relating to itches on extended parts of the body.

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Lifenot

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /laɪfnɒt/

Sentence: I've got a lifenot in my right thumb... This lifenot doesn't seem to be healing... I can't eat with this lifenot in my tongue!

Etymology: LIFENOT - noun. From Life (time for which something exists or functions) + Not (negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition)

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Appangdage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uh/pang/dij

Sentence: A pianist's worst nightmare is to suffer an appangdage just before an important performance.

Etymology: APPANGDAGE -noun - from - APPENDAGE (a part attached to the body, such as a finger, arm, or leg) + PANG (a sharp pain, or physical distress)

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Digitraumalinger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: didj - uh - trauh - muh - lin - ger

Sentence: With the tiny cut on the tip of her index finger making ordinary tasks like typing, text messaging, and other tasks exceedingly painful, Melanie experienced major digitraumalinger over the weeks as the owie failed to heal due to the abuse.

Etymology: Blend of 'digit' (finger or toe), 'trauma' (any physical damage to the body), and 'linger' (to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected)

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Fangpang

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fang/pang

Sentence: A pesky, irritating fangpang on his index finger makes playing the piano an excruciatingly difficult task.

Etymology: fang (appendage) + pang

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COMMENTS:

dang fangpang!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 09:47:00

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Emophilia

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: emo-philia

Sentence: Suzie pinched herself with the needle and now she thinks she's going to die. A very very slow and excrutiating death

Etymology: emotion + hemophilia

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Multimutilation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mul tee mute til ay shyn

Sentence: Sandra's old war wound, a papercut on her index finger opened again and bled all over her work. Her multimutilation barely healed before it was ripped open again. Being a file clerk in the Army was certainly dangerous work...

Etymology: Multi (mulitple,many, much, more than one) & Mutilation (wound,injury)

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Cutstration

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cut/stray/shun

Sentence: Sally felt deep cutstration whenever she tried to unpick the stitches she'd so cautiously sewn. Her part time job shelling shrimp (crustaceans) didn't help.

Etymology: cut + frustration + crustacean

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COMMENTS:

Shudderingly close to castration. Great word! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 14:03:00

Good word! Reminds me of this image: http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=103199 - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-03: 15:05:00

funny purple and scrumpy - one should be very circumspective when using a photocopier - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-03: 15:21:00

Etymology: cut, frustration, crustacean - Fantastic! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:29:00

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Unscabable

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌʌnˈskæbəbḷ/

Sentence: As a compulsive scab-picker, Joseph found his unscabable wound annoying for more than one reason.

Etymology: un + scab + able, as in unable to be scabbed over

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COMMENTS:

gruesome, but good. - galwaywegian, 2007-10-03: 06:18:00

You're on a roll ErWenn! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-03: 15:03:00

Powerful, earthy, teutonic and meaningful! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-03: 18:31:00

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